Chantelle Cameron says she is willing step into face Katie Taylor for the undisputed World Lightweight Championship on August 22nd.
Unbeaten Irish great, Taylor (15-0, 6 KOs) is currently without an opponent for her ‘Fight Camp’ bout on August 22nd in Matchroom HQ with fresh doubt over a rescheduled clash with seven-weight World champion Amanda Serrano (38-1-1, 28 KOs).
And Cameron (12-0, 7 KOs), who is mandatory challenger to Taylor’s WBC title as well as for the WBC Super Lightweight crown, revealed she is keen to fill the void and vows to inflict a knockout defeat on the two-weight World champion.
“I’d absolutely love the chance to fight Katie Taylor in August,” the 29-year-old said.
“I’ve made it very clear that Katie Taylor is my dream fight, so if I get that fight I will be ecstatic.
“I think I’ve got a great chance of winning it, so getting it in August would be a dream come true.
There’s a mandatory challenger at two weights right here, waiting in England so no problems with travel or training. If Serrano don’t want the fight I’ll happily step up for August 22nd. Would be an honour to share the ring with @KatieTaylor @EddieHearn @MTKGlobal 🥊
— Chantelle Cameron (@chantellecam) June 29, 2020
“I think the key factor against Katie would be the pressure. I’m a pressure fighter and I don’t take a step back.
“I don’t think Katie deals with pressure well, and I’ve got the power to hurt her too.
“I’ll be relentless and in her face throwing big heavy punches, but I do have a boxing skill set as well.
“I can box, I can mix it up, and I think Katie’s strengths and my strengths make for a good entertaining fight.
“It would be a great clash of styles, and I do think I could get the stoppage over Katie.
“After seeing some of her recent performances I think the stoppage is there for me.”
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— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) June 28, 2020
The pair faced each other in the semi-finals of the 2011 EU Championships, with Taylor prevailing, before securing a gold medal, whilst Cameron claimed a bronze.
Whilst the Northampton native accepts her profile is not as widespread as her rival, Cameron insists the fight has a lot of interest in Britain and would provide her with an opportunity to put her hometown on notice.
“Since I’ve turned professional, me and Katie Taylor have always been on the same course,” Cameron added.
“I know I don’t have as big a profile as Katie Taylor because she’s a legend.
“Her team may say there’s no point fighting me because I don’t have as big a profile, but I’m mandatory in two weight classes, and people who watch me fight and know what I can do know that I’m very capable of beating Katie Taylor.
“For Britain it’s a fight that everybody wants to see. It would be a very competitive fight and would be brilliant for women’s boxing.
“People may say my profile may not be as big as Amanda Serrano or Delfine Persoon, but who had seen Persoon box before she fought Taylor?
“Who had seen Jessica McCaskill box before she fought Taylor? It shows that Taylor has boxed a lot of people with less of a profile than me.
“My dream in boxing is to become undisputed champion, so to have the fight with Taylor with all the belts on the line at once would be a fantastic achievement.
“I’m from Northampton which is small town and to put Northampton on the map would be great.”